Crestwood Blog

hiring an erp consultant
Stephanie McColly

Qualities to Look for When Hiring an ERP Consultant

Congratulations! Your business has made the choice to implement an ERP system. Now comes the most important element of that massive undertaking: selecting the right ERP consultants to help you bring the system to life. ERP consultants are critical for your business, especially when the goal is to scale your organization to the next level. … Read more

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Lauren

WEBINAR (10/6): Boost Home Goods and Furnishings Sales with Proven D2C and B2B Strategies in Acumatica

Thursday, October 6, 2022 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (PDT) Register Here   Online sales skyrocketed during the pandemic forcing all home goods manufacturers to rethink their go-to-market strategy. Some manufacturers are further along with commerce sites for B2C and B2B vendors. However, these commerce platforms remain disconnected from the back-office ERP application in many … Read more

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Lauren

WEBINAR (10/5): Essential Sales, Marketing, and Support Solution for Increasing Revenue and Customer Satisfaction

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PDT) Register Here   Sales, Marketing, and Support teams often find themselves digging through spreadsheets for data. Also, the delays and misinformation resulting from these time-wasting digs lead to lost sales. However, this no longer has to be your reality. Use the power of a CRM … Read more

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ERP success
Stephanie McColly

Three ERP Success Stories

Sometimes when starting the journey of planning an ERP implementation, it helps to read about how other companies found success working with consultants to execute the project. How do we measure success? Each project will have specific KPIs of course, but overall, a successful ERP implementation demonstrates that we’ve gone ‘live’ on time, on budget … Read more

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ERP failure
Bryan Banner

When ERP Implementation Fails

You’re in the middle of a failed ERP Implementation. Now What? Staying ahead of the competition is critical for your success. With growth at the heart of your strategy, it’s likely you will undertake or have already taken on, an ERP implementation to improve and automate your business. With this endeavor and expense comes great … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

How Long Does it Take to Implement an ERP System?

The words ‘ERP implementation’ can give even the most experienced IT leaders, CEOs and CFOs a headache, as they consider the variables to balance: budget, training, testing, leaving old ways behind and, above all, time. This is a major undertaking and often involves a degree of change management.  Many people in your business will be … Read more

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wholesale distribution
Stephanie McColly

Wholesale Distribution ERP: Five Essential Applications

In a competitive and unpredictable market, wholesale distributors must ensure their ERP systems can handle complex demands. B2B products and services are expected to meet shrinking delivery timeframes thanks to automated supply chains. It should come as no surprise that changes in distribution and supply chain models are happening industry-wide. Customer expectations are influenced by … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

Demand Forecasting is Changing. Can Your ERP System Keep Up?

Demand forecasting is the process of making future estimations in relation to customer demand over a specific period. Generally, demand forecasting will consider historical data and other analytical information generated through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to produce accurate predictions. The right ERP system gathers data through these applications and generates precise demand … Read more

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business intelligence
Stephanie McColly

Our ERP System’s Superhero: Business Intelligence

We know the power of ERP systems is multifaceted, providing your business with greater efficiency because your people are seamlessly connected and automation of essential functions. Business Intelligence (BI) propels this a step further when integrated with your ERP, providing real-time data analysis and insights. As your ERP works hard to tie together business processes … Read more

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Explore Solutions
Wendy

End of Life TIBCO Scribe Insight  

It’s Time to Explore Alternative Solutions  In June 2021, TIBCO announced that Scribe support is ending November 2022 and Crestwood wants to make sure you’re prepared for the change that’s coming soon.  This retirement will apply to all product components, including:  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft … Read more

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Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs
Lauren

Crestwood Associates Named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARS for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Schaumburg, IL – June 20th, 2022 Crestwood Associates LLC has been named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2022.  The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. “We want to congratulate this year’s class of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs,” … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

Your Customers Are Telling You Exactly What They Want. Are You Listening?

Technological advances in ERP and CRM systems have nearly eliminated guesswork and provided unprecedented muscle to operations. But one thing technology can’t do is read customers’ minds. The good news, though, is that if you know where to look, there’s no magic needed. You can use voice of the customer (VoC) analytics within the right … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

3 Product Distribution Processes You Should Be Automating

Since 2020, product distribution companies have faced rolling waves of worker shortages and supply chain disruptions, all amid a global economy that can best be described in one word: unpredictable.  It should come as no surprise, then, that product distribution companies would increasingly look to ERP capabilities such as process automation to bridge gaps and … Read more

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Audit in code
Joe

How to Leverage Acumatica’s Auditing in Code

Auditing Feature Summary Let’s start with a refresher on what Auditing is in Acumatica and how to set it up.  Acumatica’s ERP allows a user to track changes made to almost any Acumatica field. Let’s say you want to track whenever a credit line value is changed for a customer and when the Address Line … Read more

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data using ERP system
Jason

Stop Running Financial Reports. Let Your ERP System Show You Data.

Financial management software provides businesses with a full array of accounting functions to record daily financial operations and generate quarterly and annual financial statements. It also provides tools for reporting, analysis, budgeting and planning. But do you really want reams of reports? No. What you really want is data. The right ERP system pulls everything … Read more

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New Commerce Experience Pricing
Lauren

The New Commerce Experience: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Licensing Changes

Microsoft recently announced a change in how you can purchase and manage licenses through your Crestwood Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. This change will impact the way you purchase Microsoft 365 licenses but fear not, Microsoft has launched the New Commerce Experience intending to reduce complexity and provide cost savings for long term commitments, while … Read more

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Acumatica Vendor Locations
Cherry

Acumatica: Vendor Location Overrides

Many of our Acumatica clients have vendors with multiple locations and some of them require all billings to be sent to the individual location or you might run into other vendors that have different account managers who need to be contacted. This document will show you how to accommodate these vendor scenarios by customizing the … Read more

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